THE Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has come in for some criticism in recent weeks and I am sure that some of it is warranted. However, perhaps we should acknowledge that the task the LMRA has undertaken is huge, and there will always be teething problems with a project of this size.
Archive for August, 2008
MANAMA: Gold traders have urged the Labour Market Regulatory Authority to reduce the rate of Bahrainisation in their sector.
They also requested the LMRA to treat them on equal footing with construction sector, claiming Bahraini jobseekers were not interested in the gold trade.
A quarter of Labour Market Regulatory Authority invoices have been paid to date, it was revealed.
The LMRA has issued a total 45,000 invoices since the decision to levy fees on expatriate workers took effect last July.
Ployers asked to pay monthly expat levy by Aug. 31
Nearly 75 per cent of 45,000 employers have not paid the monthly levy of BD10 charged for each expatriate worker in their employment, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) said yesterday. “This is despite the fact that we had allowed some leniency to employers to pay the bills,” LMRA CEO Ali Radhi said. (more…)
IS the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) another Gosi? Who introduced a drastically-failed system and for what purpose?
Earlier, I was paying approximately BD200 for a new work permit for two years, plus BD200 to get my application passed/service charge, and BD600 (BD100 x two Bahrainis’ salaries x three months). That equals BD1,000 for getting one work permit.